Wayne Rooney sends blunt response to his Man United critics

Wayne Rooney reflects on his current situation at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

Wayne Rooney has told his critics that he will rediscover his best form for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho this season.

The 30-year-old forward’s form has been placed under the spotlight in recent weeks after being dropped to the bench for both club and country following his below-par displays.

Rooney was again a substitute as Manchester United played out a goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield in their most recent Premier League game on Monday.

The striker turns 31 this month and will be desperate to prove himself as worthy of a regular starting spot in the United team under Mourinho.

And the England captain insists that he is staying completely positive despite his struggles in the United team this term.

Speaking in an interview with United’s website, Rooney said: “I like to think I can play every game, but obviously it’s the manager’s decision and I respect that. I will be ready when I’m needed.

“I’m 31 next week and I’ve got a lot of football left.

“I’ve started through all my career and this is a new challenge, it’s a new period. Of course I want to play. I just have to keep working to get into the team and I’m sure my chances will come. Then it is up to me to take them.”

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Rooney will be hoping to feature for the Red Devils when Mourinho’s men travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

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